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US man struck by car while helping ducks cross the road



A good Samaritan has reportedly died in front of his children after he was struck by a car while helping a family of ducks cross the road.

Twelve-year-old William Wimsatt told US news outlet KCRA3 the man started shooing the ducks at an intersection in California and "everyone was clapping because he was being really nice".

The boy captured a photo of the act of kindness on his phone, as he praised the man for his actions.

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"My mum rolled down the window and said 'good job, good job' and I said 'good job' to him too," he said.

The man, who local media has identified as married father-of-two Casey Rivara, was struck by a car immediately afterwards.

Local media reported paramedics tried to save the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I didn't see the car actually hit him," Wimsatt said.

"All I remember is the sound and then him flying across the intersection.

"His shoes and one of his socks were right in front of our car."

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Another 12-year-old boy, who witnessed the tragedy, set up a memorial with flowers and rubber ducks at the scene to honour the man.

Another 12-year-old boy, who also witnessed the tragedy, set up a memorial with flowers and rubber ducks at the scene to remember the man.

"He was being really nice and you should honour him because he was being really kind and then something horrible happened to him," he said.

"He was an amazing person."

Police said the driver of the car was a 17-year-old girl and the crash remains under investigation.

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